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Vase From Qing Dynasty Discovered in a French Attic Sells for $19 Million

A vase dating back to 18th century China, believed to have been owned and passed down from one generation to another by a French family, was auctioned and sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million).

The exceptionally rare and well-preserved vase was hidden inside a shoe box and wrapped with some newspaper in the attic of a French family. It was later brought to Sotheby’s Paris, France, branch to put up for auction, according to Shanghaiist.

Chinese Seller Cheaps Out on Shipping Ancient $1 Million Cauldron, Pays for It Dearly

One Chinese seller is in deep trouble and debt after an ancient bronze cauldron worth $1 million was broken while in transit to the buyer.

The bronze cauldron was claimed to have been from the Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C.E. – 256 B.C.E.) and was passed down to generations by the man’s family. He also reasoned that the asking price of $1 million was relatively low compared to what the cauldron is actually worth.